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Soulive Live at Baby Jupiter on 1999-06-11

by Soulive

1. intro/tuning
2. Right On ->
3. Rudy's Way
4. banter - new song, band intros
5. Uncle Junior
6. banter - hot in here need water
7. So Live!
8. Upshot
9. banter - still awake?
10. Steppin'
11. banter - intros, requests
12. It's Your Thing
13. banter - at Izzy Bar on Thursday
14. The Chicken
15. Cash's Dream
16. banter - one last one
17. Turn It Out
18. goodnights

2 - Right On ->
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Collection Soulive
Band/Artist Soulive
Venue Baby Jupiter
Location New York, NY

Source Onstage mics -> DAT
Lineage Neumann TLM-170(omnis onstage @ 160 degrees) -> Sonosax SX-M1 -> Teac DAP20 (master @ 16/48, emphasis ON) DAT playback: Sony R500 -> Sound Devices 722 digital input (@24/48) Mastered: Soundforge Pro 10.0c - *All file manipulation in Soundforge done at 24 bits*. Sample rate conversion 48khz to 44.1khz using iZotope 64-Bit SRC set higher than "Highest Quality" setting w/anti-alias filter. 24 bit file then processed with SOX 14.3.1 (as recommended, keeping the file at 24 bits during the processing) to remove pre-emphasis which was applied by the Teac A>D converter. Then back to Soundforge for volume normalization and dithering to 16 bits using using iZotope MBIT+ with Ultra noise shaping, with high dither settings. Tracked in CDWav.
Taped by Scott Bernstein
Transferred by Scott Bernstein


Neal Evans - Hammond B3 and Clavinet
Alan Evans - drums
Eric Krasno - guitar

Recorded, Transferred (12/2010), mastered, tracked, and posted (Dec 2010 - Jan 25,2011) by Scott Bernstein

Finally getting a chance to dig back into my BARN series after a marathon bunch of New Years' Eve 2010/2011 recordings, the moe. Tropical Throe.down recordings that Eric handed to me to process and post, and a couple of killer shows to start out 2011 with (Punch Brothers, Lettuce with Maceo Parker and Dr. John) -- now I have a little bit of time to get some pending BARN shows that have been brewing for a while out the door.

For BARN71, I've decided to dig back for my first exposure to Soulive (after having recently attended their incredible Royal Family Ball show here at Terminal 5 in NYC), a band that I luckily was able to get on the bandwagon early for. I was well familiar with the Evans brothers from their tenure in one particularly strong incarnation of Moon Boot Lover (in 1995/1996) that I got to see quite a lot, which started out as a quartet with the amazing John Hawes on bass. Then the MBL quartet turned into a trio with just the Evans brothers and Peter Prince. But then the Evanses left, saying that I think, Neal wanted to go back to and/or finish School. Alan toured with Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and a few other bands for a bit, but I didn't hear much about them for a couple of years.

Then I started to hear some buzz from Pete Costello about their new band Soulive, and it didn't take much to get me out to check 'em out. This recording represents what I heard the very first time I ever saw or heard any Soulive whatsoever! Setting the scene, Baby Jupiter was (is? -- I'm not sure if it's still around) a small basement club underneath a restaurant on the lower east side. I would guess it held maybe 100 people and if I recall correctly, this was a really late starting show (maybe midnight), and it was extremely HOT in the room (it was June, so summer was basically in full swing by this point) -- and you can hear them make reference to this fact in some stage banter a few times, and everyone in the room was eventually drenched in sweat from dancing to the funky music.

So this is raw, pure Soulive -- no extra guests, no vocalists -- just the trio as it was origninally conceived, playing the jazz/groove tunes that they originally wrote (this was before they started doing some hip-hop-style stuff and branching out in other directions), plus a few choice covers. This is back in the days when they would show up in a tiny venue, load in the HUGE, heavy Hammond organ (plus drums, etc.) all on their own (which had to have been a difficult task in these small places), change into their black suits, white shirts, and bow-ties, and proceed to burn the place down with their music. You'll hear some fun interaction between the band and the audience on this recording.

And here we are 12 years later and I'm still going to see and enjoying these guys, and they have enjoyed a ton of success since then. Nice job, Soulive.



A rundown of my previous BARN archival releases (all can be found on except as noted):
BARN1 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Code Talkers at Bret & Joyce's wedding 9/17/2005
BARN2 - Col Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit (w/guest Warren Haynes for all of set 2) Wetlands 11/20/1993
BARN3 - moe. Wetlands 7/8/1995
BARN4 - Dan Bern Bottom Line 7/31/1998 (late show)
BARN5 - moe. Birch Hill 10/31/1996
BARN6 - moe. Maxwells 1/20/1996
BARN7 - Dan Bern Central Park Summerstage 9/19/1997
BARN8 - Dan Bern, Bottom Line 8/1/1998
BARN9 - moe. Bayou 4/5/1997
BARN10 - moe. Irving Plaza 4/4/1997
BARN11 - moe. AKA 9/7/1995
BARN12 - Yolk AKA 9/7/1995
BARN13 - Robert Walter/Johnny Vidacovich/James Singleton/Donald Harrison Preservation Hall 4/30/08
BARN14 - Phish Las Vegas, NV 10/31/1998 (on
BARN15 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/16/1997 (on - by request
BARN16 - Phish Great Went @ Loring AFB, Limestone, ME 8/17/1997 (on, includes orchestra set - by request
BARN17 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/4/1996 (on - by request
BARN18 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/6/1996 (on - by request
BARN19 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/7/1996 (on - by request
BARN20 - Phish Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, 8/5/1996 (on - by request
BARN21 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 6/24/1993
BARN22 - Leftover Salmon, Wetlands, NYC 10/1/1994
BARN23 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/5/1997
BARN24 - Anders Osborne, Manny's Carwash, NYC 11/6/1997
BARN25 - moe. Pool Party, Morganville, NJ 6/2/1996
BARN26 - Widespread Panic, Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ 11/7/1992 (on
BARN27 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], The Turning Point, Piermont, NY 4/6/2003 (on
BARN28 - Stew ["Passing Strange"], Joe's Pub, New York, NY 5/22/2003 (on
BARN29 - Percy Hill, Lion's Den, NYC 3/16/1996
BARN30 - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Irving Plaza, 8/3/1995
BARN31 - Percy Hill, Wetlands, NYC 6/8/1996
BARN32 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/15/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN33 - Bad Livers, Mercury Lounge, NYC, 11/16/1999 (opening for Leftover Salmon)
BARN34 - G. Love And Special Sauce, Central Park Summerstage, NYC 6/18/1995
BARN35 - The Band, The Great Lawn, Central Park, NYC 5/16/1993 (on
BARN36 - The Band, Mountain Stage Radio broadcast, Charleston, WV, recorded 4/4/1996 (on
*** Start of New Orelans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series (note that BARN13 technically belongs in this series) ***
BARN37 - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/5/2008
BARN38 - Steve Kimock Band, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (2AM show)
BARN39 - The Funky Meters, Tipitina's, New Orleans, LA, 5/6/2001 (11PM show) (on
BARN40 - Anders Osborne, Tower Records instore, New Orleans, LA, 5/7/2001 (on
BARN41 - Joe Krown Trio w/Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Russell Batiste + special guest Mike Gordon, Tipitina's, New Orleans, 5/5/2008
BARN42 - Russell Batiste and Friends, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN43 - Global Noize, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, 5/1/2008 (on
BARN44 - Deep Banana Blackout, The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000
BARN45 - Bela Fleck And The Flecktones, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN46 - Medeski Martin And Wood, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/6/2000 (on
BARN47 - String Cheese Incident, The Saenger Theater, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2000
BARN48 - Soulive, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/5/2001
BARN49 - String Cheese Incident, Cajun Queen Riverboat, New Orleans, LA 5/3/2000
BARN50 - New Mastersounds, House Of Blues Parish, New Orleans, LA 5/2/2008
BARN51 - Funky Meters, Bonnaroo, Manchester, TN 6/13/2003
BARN52 - George Porter And The Runnin' Pardners, Village Underground, NYC, 5/19/2001
BARN53 - Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Tramps, NYC 10/29/1993 late show
BARN54 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 5/15/93 late show
BARN55 - The Meters, Tramps, NYC 10/29/93 late show
BARN56 - Wild Magnolias, Wetlands, NYC 2/10/2000
*** end of New Orelans Jazzfest Appreciation mini-series ***
BARN57 - Blues Traveler, Livingston Gym @ Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ 4/17/1993
BARN58 - Phish, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 10/29/1998
BARN59 - Jazz Is Dead, Bottom Line, NYC 2/7/1998 (late show only)
BARN60 - Grateful Dead, Cal Expo Amphitheatre, Sacramento, CA 5/27/1993
BARN61 - The Dude Of Life (w/Trey Anastasio and Jon Fishman for entire show, plus Page McConnell for a bunch), Wetlands, NYC 2/5/1994 - on
BARN62 - ALO, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005
BARN63 - Leo Kottke & Mike Gordon, High Sierra Music Festival Main Stage, Quincy, CA 7/3/2005
BARN64 - Dan Bern, The Bottom Line, NYC 11/11/1998
BARN65 - Galactic, Knitting Factory, NYC 10/18/1997
BARN66 - Bruce Hornsby And The Range, Paramount Theater, NYC 12/7/1993
BARN67 - God Street Wine, Irving Plaza, NYC 8/26/1993
BARN68 - Warren Haynes Midnight Southern Jam - Wetlands, NYC 8/5/1993
BARN69 - Dave Matthews And Friends (Trey Anastasio, Tim Reynolds, Tony Hall, Brady Blade, Ray Paczkowski) Bonnaroo 6/11/2004
BARN70 - Rana at Bret & Joyce's wedding, Whitehall, NY 9/17/2005
BARN71 - Soulive - Baby Juputer, NYC 6/11/1999

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Reviewer: scott_bernstein - - January 26, 2011
Subject: Yep, 1999 was a great year for Soulive
...and I have a whole BUNCH more from that time period. I think I counted about 8 shows I saw and have on DAT from 1999. If only I had more hours in the day I'd get them all up. Eventually!
Reviewer: Sounds4u - - January 26, 2011
Subject: Old School Suit Soulive
Scott - much like you, I was exposed to Neal and Alan through Moon Boot Lover. I saw them every chance I could get. They were phenomenal. When the Evans Brothers left, I was heartbroken. When their names popped up on a poster for the first anniversary of Higher Ground in VT (4/15/99) as Soulive, I knew I had to be there. I was, I taped and the rest is history. Been a huge fan 11+ years. But I will always be the biggest fan of the Suit-era, old School Soulive. This recording sounds fantastic... as one fan exclaims right after "It's Your Thing", "OH MY GOD!" THANK YOU.
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